The annual electronics fair has kicked off once again with all the oddities a geek could wish for; see below for pictures of some of the best gadgets so far
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Tuesday 15 September 2009
A memorabilia dealer who blames his heart attacks on the stress of being robbed at gunpoint by OJ Simpson is suing the former American football star and five other men who were in the room during the heist, seeking unspecified civil damages.
Monday 14 September 2009
The neon sign not far from Steve Dommermuth's bedroom stands 25ft tall, and has become a world-famous symbol of capitalist excess. "Welcome," it declares, with an exuberant flourish, "to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada".
Friday 07 August 2009
Despite the perplexing title and cover (mum, dad and kid posing on a Fat Boy atom bomb), this book is exactly what it claims to be. A bright journalistic couple tour atomic weapons facilities in the US and beyond.
Wednesday 22 July 2009
Friday 10 July 2009
Sudden turbulence likely caused adventurer Steve Fossett to lose control of the small plane he was piloting and crash into a mountain in California in 2007, US safety investigators said yesterday.
Friday 01 May 2009
Danny Gans, a singer, actor and impressionist who for nearly two decades was one of the most popular entertainers on the Las Vegas Strip, died suddenly in his sleep Friday. He was 52.
Friday 10 April 2009
The ex-wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson plays a Las Vegas cabbie who picks up a couple of fares, only to discover that the boy and girl on the back seat are actually visitors from another planet. Cue a not very dazzling chase movie.
Tuesday 31 March 2009
Nevada Bob's UK has been bought out of pre-pack administration by its US parent, in a deal that will save high street and head office jobs.
Sunday 29 March 2009
"There is nothing irrational about love," asserts the economist Tim Harford. He also, more provocatively, poses that the behaviour of smokers, gamblers, racists and revolutionaries might also comply to economic logic. Then why do we not usually class such activities as being rational? Much of today's conventional wisdom is shallow, retorts Harford. In lucid language, he peels away layers of confusing complexity to reveal what he believes is the misunderstood truth, economic at core.
Tuesday 04 November 2008
Genetic tests on two bones found near the wreckage of Steve Fossett's airplane in the California mountains confirm the missing multimillionaire adventurer is dead, local authorities said last night.
Friday 03 October 2008
In a remote mountain region of eastern California, rescue workers yesterday discovered body parts inside the wreckage of a light aircraft belonging to Steve Fossett, the record-breaking aviator who vanished just over a year ago.
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/09/im-writing-this.html" target="_blank">Sleeping Around: On the road</a>
Friday 26 September 2008
I'm writing this from the US, where I'm on a road trip from San Francisco to Las Vegas. Everyone here, at every bar along the way, is obsessed with the financial meltdown and proposed $700 million federal bailout - and I've been wondering what effect it will have on people's love lives.
Saturday 16 August 2008
Robert A. Maheu knew what power was. It was when you called the White House, and asked to see Lyndon Johnson. In fact, the President was trying to snatch a few days off at his Texas ranch, but still had a helicopter sent to ferry his unexpected guest from the nearest airport. He would give another example. "If you can pick up the telephone the night before the Academy Awards and say, 'By the way, I'm going to need another table for eight people tomorrow,' and they don't even burp – that's power."
Friday 01 August 2008
Sunday 27 July 2008
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 4 Hip hop is both racial and political, and for Iggy Azalea to suggest otherwise is insulting
- 5 Man hospitalised with pneumonia after downing eggnog at office Christmas party